Easter

What is Easter all about to you? For some it’s about the bunny, chocolate and random items your parents find at the dollar store.

Others, it’s about Jesus Christ (we kinda like this reason) and for some it’s all about crawfish (not a bad reason, either). How do you celebrate the holiday?

Here are a few things going on around BR this Easter weekend:

Friday

Live After Five featuring the Mojeaux’s downtown at 5:00p. (Free)

Dinner and a Movie featuring “Her” at the Manship Theatre at 8:00p. (Skip dinner and it’s $9.50)

Saturday

Color Run, downtown at 9:45a. We know it’s pricey, but it’s so much fun ($45)

Sunday

Have fun with your family!!

 

Whatever Easter means to you, enjoy the weekend and make the best of it!

Weekend Plans: We aren’t Irish, but we sure like to think that we are.

This weekend is all about the green. We aren’t necessarily talking about money. We’re talking about the 29th annual Wearin’ of the Green Parade in Southdowns.

We haven’t quite figured out why this yearly event is so huge because the city is not known for its large Irish community, but we know it’s a blast and we’ll be down there.

The parade rolls out tomorrow at 10:00 am. Make sure you wear your green and come expecting to have a great time.

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Awesome students

Dance, walk, run or stand. Just don’t sit!

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We had the joy of being a part of a record-breaking experience this weekend at LSU.

We joined along with our alumni for its inaugural Dance Marathon this weekend at the Parker Coliseum. The marathon challenged students to dance or move for 26.2 straight hours. Participants could eat, use the bathroom, play video games and do just about anything with exception of one item: they could not sit, lay down or sleep.

Students participated to raise money #FTK (for the kids) at Children’s Miracle Network at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. LSU, being the awesome university that it is, sought out to beat the first year fundraising record held by DePaul University. Through efforts and ridiculously incredible dance moves, LSU smashed the record that was set at $103,700.28 with the amount of $105,557.88.

We were there to emcee before the #PowerHour to announce awards and keep the crowd going. This was one of the coolest and funnest things we have ever done. We attempted to dance (kinda failed) and sing (also kinda failed).

** Check out Josh’s attempt to dubstep here** At least he went for it. Haha

However, one thing we didn’t fail at was having fun and meeting awesome people.

LSU taught us so much and this weekend was no different in our continued education. Hanging out Dean K.C. White, the Dance Marathon crew, OLOL and the LSU students who were present, was life-changing and incredible. We can’t wait to do more things with LSU and the community. This is our school. This is our city. This is our passion.

Lastly: This was obviously #BRokeApproved

Love Actually

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What’s up guys? It’s time for Valentine’s Day and you need some things to do?

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1. Keep it old school

Remember 3rd Grade when you would figure out if someone liked you by asking them to check “yes” or “no”? How about when you gave your crush your favorite scrunchie or rock from the playground? Take it back to those times. Outside of kicking or hitting each other, do things that are reminiscent of simpler days. Take your partner out for a walk around the lakes, play on the playground and keep it simple. If you do this, you will have your girl saying “You’re my boy blue!”

2. Charity

As someone told us on our Facebook page, philanthropy is sexy. When you give back, you will receive more than you ever imagined.

3. Be flexible

Reservations for the best spot in town have been booked for months. Why not celebrate it big by having a lunch date or celebrating on another day? She won’t care that much so long as you recognize the day in the best way imaginable.

For the single folks

Don’t become “that guy” or “that girl.” There is no need to post how it’s “Single Awareness Day.” Life is not that bad. Today is the Friday, the 14th. It’s just a Friday. Plus, the day celebrates love. Love your friends, your family, faith, and yourself. The colors red and pink will fade away into gold, purple and green. Hearts will be replaced with beads and king cake…well that’s around now. Enjoy the day like you would every other day.

Yet, if you would still like a date, why not check out our cool friends at Pi Sigma Epsilon. They are having their second date auction this weekend. It’s $5.00. You will have the opportunity to go out with someone really awesome, hang out with those great people and donate to a very awesome group. Here is more info.

 

Again, keep it simple. Keep it personal. Always, keep it #BRokeApproved.

Our boy did it!

 

This just in! Our boy, Joshua Wayne Howard, has won. He is officially Baton Rouge’s Most Eligible Bachelor. Now, we are both BRoke bachelors.

Thanks to everyone who voted and thanks to 225 for the honor. We can’t wait to stalk him on his dinner date with some lucky lady.

Ladies, if you want to be the one who goes out with Josh, just friend request or message him. We hear he loves that type of thing.

<Obviously not written by Josh…>

Here’s the article: http://ht.ly/tjckG

Here is the awesome video that was created by Lori Lensing & Associate AKA John Snow.  Video: http://youtu.be/AiN1R0kxRAA

Best Beignets ever! Kingfish Grill

Restaurant Week. Take 3

What better way to start the year off for us than to chow down on some awesome local food for the third “Restaurant Week” here in BR?

Restaurant IPO

During the last two food celebrations, we have dined at Restaurant IPO, Stroubes, Hello Sushi, Thai Kitchen and a couple more eateries.

The week gives you the opportunity to get a three course meal (at most places) and try things you might not normally for a more affordable price. Prices range from $15 – $35.

You will feel completely satisfied that you’ve gotten your money’s worth after deliciously destroying some of the food at these restaurants.

For more info on Restaurant Week and great local food, check out our boy Jay Ducote with @BiteandBooze‘s blog post and www.eatbr.com. 

A brief look at our 2013

This year has been a very interesting one for us.

We’ve gotten a little facelift, took photos in shopping carts on Siegen Lane, eaten at a ton of places and spent our Valentine’s Day with some beautiful people.

One of the best things that we can definitely hang our hat on this year was going hungry for the GeauxforBRoke challenge. That event changed our lives for the better. We starved. While we may not have enjoyed every second of the hunger pains, we realized that it was well worth it.

In 2013, we got endorsements from LSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Nikki Caldwell, featured on every broadcast station in the city and published in most of the area’s publications. Our experiences have not been without struggle, frustration or some intense prayer sessions to keep us sane. However, every bit of the journey has brought us to a nice beginning for 2014.

Thank you for following us on this road and don’t stop because 2014 will only be better, more fun and BRoker.

Another bachelor in the family?

OK, let’s get straight to it. We kind of like to win things around our office. We like to be winners.

In case you weren’t aware of this (and we are sure that you are), Ryan won Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Bachelor of the Year” last year. It was a nation-wide competition that he destroyed. Need proof? Here ya go.

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Now, it’s Josh’s turn. He’s among 10 pretty qualified guys to win 225 Magazine‘s Most Eligible Bachelor. We need your vote: http://225batonrouge.com/section/most-eligible-bachelor.

Why? Because we need to keep this title in the family…plus, look at this guy.

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P.S. Megan DiBenedetto is a great option for the bachelorette :)

Now go vote!

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The Second 12 BRoke Days of Christmas

We once again bring a piece about how to have an action-packed, fun and BRoke Christmas in the with our 12 BRoke Days of Christmas.

1. Cookie exchange – This is not your average “get together”. Invite all your friends to a party where everyone

bakes one dozen cookies to be sampled. These cookies can be a favorite family recipe or something you’ve pinterested. No one will be the wiser.

2. Ice skating at the River Center – A Baton Rouge tradition. Whether it’s with a special friend, a group or kids, everyone loves this cold treat.

3. Inexpensive gifts options – Redbox gift cards, grab a journal and write a personal note of inspiration on the first page, treat your friend out to a local road trip like Natchitoches, St. Francisville or New Orleans.

4. Throw an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” party- You know the drill. Invite all your fabulous friends over, spike the eggnog and wear the ugliest, tackiest, grandpa-iest Christmas sweater you can find for a night that will be nothing short of epic. So stop by your local thrift shop and get your sweater today.

5. Spend time at your local nursing home or homeless shelter – Christmas is about goodwill toward mankind and spreading Christmas cheer. There are many in need this holiday season. We suggest that you consider giving back by visiting a local nursing home for some bridge or caroling. Another option includes donating your time at a local shelter.

6. Christmas photos around town – Who needs a professional photographer when we all have smart phones with legitimate cameras and Instagram? Drive around town and find the most beautifully decorated Christmas spots to take your holiday selfie or group photos. Feel free to upload them and hashtag #BRokeChristmas. We’d love to see where you end up and how you set up your free group picture.

7. Classic movie nights at the Manship and USS Kidd – The Manship Theatre and USS Kidd will be showing classic movies like “The Bishop’s Wife” and more throughout the month for the family for a low price.

8. Attend a Christmas-centered church service – Whether it is attending a traditional Christmas Eve mass or hymns at your service, celebrate the season at a church service. It’s a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit; it’s free and kid friendly.

9. Kiwanis Christmas parade – View the 63rd Annual Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m.

10. Hit the great outdoors – Baton Rouge does not get too cold for you to head outdoors. Some outdoor options include a friend’s campsite, one of our awesome local state parks or your back yard. Get around a small fire, roast some marshmallows and make some memories.

11. Send someone a thank you note – Thanksgiving is over. However, this is still the season to give back and to give thanks. Drop a card, a post card or pick up the landline and thank someone for being an important part of your life.

12. Turn the tables – We all have that favorite place we like to go for coffee or to eat. We hope that our favorite barista or waiter will be present. How about this season you give them a treat? This can be a card, an extra tip or just some friendly words. Thank them.

WBRZ: http://www.wbrz.com/videoplayer/?video_id=17791&categories=141

Take a Stroll at White Light Night

Mid City Merchants
Grab your family or your friends and head to Mid City tonight for the neighborhood’s annual White Light Night.
This yearly event is heralded by the several of the area’s businesses and neighbors as an opportunity to celebrate the arts, food, music and shops.
Whether you choose to spend next to nothing or splurge on unique pieces, you can make the most of White Light Night.
There are more than 50 businesses and restaurants participating in the artistic evening to welcome you to their establishments.
Some of our favorite picks include Brew Ha Ha!, Bistro Byronz and Time Warp.
The event will begin at 6:00pm and end at 10:00pm. For more information, visit midcitymerchants.org.